MPs give their reasons

Two MPs that have signed the motion in support of Jerusalem have been kind enough to get back to me:

I agree with your reasons for our need for an English anthem (though, as a republican, I dislike God save the Queen). Jerusalem has words that inspire the wish to work for a better country, together with a rousing tune – and I enjoy singing it!

LYNNE JONES MP

It is a great song which has a link with the Labour movement and was sung at Labour Party Conferences in the past.

Mike Gapes MP

Hopefully the others are replying by snail mail.

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At the Oval and in Trafalgar Square this week, there was only one flag, and it was England’s. There was only one song, Blake’s. If you can’t be a nation until you have your own national anthem, this is a hurdle the English have now cleared.

— James Kirkup, The Scotsman

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